goods

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  • IPA(key): /ɡʊdz/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʊdz

Noun[edit]

goods

  1. plural of good

Noun[edit]

goods pl (plural only)

  1. (business, economics) That which is produced, then traded, bought or sold, then finally consumed.
  2. (informal, often preceded by the) Something authentic, important, or revealing.
  3. (Britain, transport) Freight, as opposed to passengers.
  4. (rail transport, Britain) Short for goods train.
    • 1962 December, “Motive Power Miscellany: North Eastern Region”, in Modern Railways, page 425:
      An unusual visitor to Leeds on September 26 was Class 4 4-6-0 No. 75042 (17A), on a Class H goods from York; it soon returned on the 6.30 p.m. Leeds-York parcels.

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  • Adjectives often applied to produced, traded, or consumed "goods": returned, used, damaged, stolen, lost, dangerous, non-traded, intermediate, promotional, industrial, agricultural, imported, cheap, expensive, luxury, inferior, counterfeit, raw, processed, scarce, durable, perishable, baked, public, collective, digital, virtual, necessary, essential.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (that which is consumed): wares
  • (something authentic, important, or revealing): evidence, facts

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